UK library news

Libraries in the news | 18 August 2017

Includes,

The Libraries Taskforce post on public finances – the implications for libraries, 

Claims that library users are being marginalised by the hiving off of library space to a nursery and a cafe in Hove,

Criticism against the CIC running Fulwell Library rebutted by those involved,

And a further post on Leon’s Library blog, following the first attracting a great deal of comment….

 

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UK library news

Libraries in the news | 15 August 2017

Co-location in North Somerset as children’s centre moves into Pill Library.  More co-locations planned…   

An open letter from Lambeth Cabinet member for libraries and Defend the Ten’s open letter in response, which unpicks the details. A must read!

A Parish Council taking on the running of Swindon library seek a new name  – Booky McBookface is unlikely to curry favour – and a spokesperson says the plan is to run it as a “profitable community hub”, 

In Cornwall,  Town Council calls for volunteers to assist them to run Camelford Library and another plans to take over the running of Penryn Library but are well behind schedule, 

And the first in a series of ACE podcasts on supporting libraries, with a focus on libraries for young people….

 

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UK library news

Libraries in the news | 14 August 2017

Includes:

Crowdfunding for a library extension in Dundee falters,

‘Community Hub’ (GP practice, pharmacy and Council library under one roof) opens in Sheffield,

Libraries are relocated or co-located, with a library in Staffordshire reducing book stock on offer but increasing technology, such as 3D printers, Raspberry Pi, etc.

More on the saga in Lambeth,

And further details on Plymouth libraries, including video….

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UK library news

Libraries in the news | 10 August 2017

Includes..

Claims of another sham consultation,

Open+ being installed to give access outside of staffed library hours in Bedfordshire,

Successes in Suffolk and Wigan extend library opening hours.

And, North Somerset co-locate children’s centres and libraries

 

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